Lowell Catholic in the News

New Honor Society Members at LC

Integral to the mission of Lowell Catholic is the perpetual drive for academic excellence. On Thursday May 4th, Lowell Catholic High School students and their families attended the Honors Night Ceremony which included inductions into the National Honor Society D’Youville Chapter, Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica Diego Velasquez Chapter, Societe Honoraire Francaise, and the National Latin Honor Society. Jacob Desruisseaux, LC ’17, President of the National Honor Society led the assembly in prayer to commence the event. Several scholarships were presented to students who maintained a high standard of academic achievement and other noteworthy qualities. LC’s jazz band performed a musical interlude directed by Mr. Leon Grande. Jacqueline Andrews, LC ’18, President – Elect of the National Honor Society presented the closing prayer and a reception followed. For a complete listing, or to donate to a Lowell Catholic scholarship fund, please visit www.lowellcatholic.org.

LC Sixth-graders Present Stellar Speeches

LC Sixth-graders Present Stellar Speeches

Lowell Catholic students in grades 6-8 recently participated in the Woodman School Speech contest, which highlighted their experiences with the heroes in their lives. From left are teacher and judge Alicia Winske; sixth-grader Kendra Patel, first place; her brother, sixth-grader Alec Patel, second place; sixth-grader Melanie Kaplan, third place; teacher/judge Andrea Cooke; and Dan Price, assistant principal of elementary education and a judge.

LC's S.A.D.D. Club says,

LOWELL -- Lowell Catholic's Students Against Distracted Driving Club presented a weeklong program raising awareness about the issues related to distracted driving. The classroom discussions sparked by statistics, true-story videos and firsthand experiences created open dialogues between students and faculty.

With student volunteers and staff participation, 11 LC students played the role of someone who had been killed by a distracted driver, representing the 11 teens killed every day in America. Throughout the day, when a bell chimed over the loudspeaker, students participating in the event stood in class and announced to their peers that they had "been killed because of distracted driving." They put on a black shirt over their uniform and were silent for the remainder of the school day.

"It was really an interesting perspective to have," said junior Shannon Bursey of Chelmsford, who participated in the social experiment. "I was able to go through the day and observe that life goes on and the world continues. It made me really think about what a huge responsibility we take on when we drive."

Senior Ariana Vitorino of Dracut, who also played the role of someone who was "killed" said, "The Statistics were scary. It was a lot to take in at once. Although being involved in the day of silence showed me what it would be like if something happened to me, I think the videos that were shared were exceptional in showing students that it's not just about you, but about every other driver and passenger out there in the world that you could potentially harm.


"I hope having an entire week dedicated to the topic will inspire LC students to be safe drivers," she added.

At the end of the Distracted Driver Awareness Week the students and staff were encouraged to take the "It Can Wait" pledge not to allow distractions to influence their driving by install an app on their phones that deactivates their mobile devices when they are traveling over 15 mph.

LC 8th Graders Have an Amazing Time in D.C.

LOWELL -- Lowell Catholic eighth-graders traveled to Washington, D.C., during April vacation, taking in the sights and touring national monuments.

The group toured several military landmarks, including the Pentagon Memorial and Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Va. In Washington, they visited the Vietnam Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, U.S. Holocaust Museum, WWII Memorial and Iwo Jima Memorial.

Other highlights were the U.S. Capitol Building, Library of Congress, National Zoological Park, National Cathedral, Lincoln Memorial, White House, National Archives, Ford's Theatre, the Jefferson Memorial, the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and the National Museum of African American History.

Although many students noted how much they enjoyed their time bonding with classmates along the tour, the group almost unanimously agreed that the Ghost Tour of Alexandria, a tour of colonial lore and legends, was the "must-see" part of the trip.

For Robert Cielakie of Lowell, having a wonderful tour guide who truly inspired the students with his knowledge of the landmarks and people of D.C. made the trip memorable.

"Being in the National Cathedral with that amazing architecture and the light coming through the stained-glass, casting colors throughout the space, is an image I won't soon forget," he said.

Lena Lam of Lowell had a moment of connection to her culture when the group stopped at the Vietnam Memorial. "We saw so many monuments on the trip, but the Vietnam Memorial meant a lot to me," she said. "My grandfather fought in Vietnam, and my family fled Vietnam to Lowell for their safety. Seeing all of those names really touched me."

Kiely Hills of Pepperell said, "I was really impressed with the beauty of Arlington National Cemetery and also with the really rich amount of information at the National African American Museum. The imagery was so well put together and so educational. As a new student at LC this year, who didn't come from St. Margaret or Franco like most of my classmates, I was really excited to see how this trip made the whole class come together.

"Bonding with my friends in D.C. was amazing," she added. "I'm really looking forward to being with this group for another four years at Lowell Catholic High School."


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Elementary School Events

Feast of the Ascension Mass

8:30 a.m. at St. Margaret's Church

Memorial Day
Elementary Athletic Awards Banquet

High School Events

Senior Parade & Breakfast
Senior Week
Monday May 22nd through Thursday May 25th
Senior Day of Recollection
McNamara Hall Auditorium
Senior Recognition Night
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